Behavioral Concepts uses a collaborative consultation and teamwork model, where all members interact effectively and work cooperatively in a family-focused framework.
Claudia Riquelme, M.A., BCBA
Executive Clinical Director
Claudia is the founder and Executive Clinical Director of Behavioral Concepts. She has earned a Master’s Degree in School Psychology with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential from Alliant International University.
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Giulia, M.Ed., BCBA
Assistant Clinical Director
Giulia received her bachelors in Communication Disorders and Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA) degree from California State University. Giulia earned her Master’s in Education for the Curriculum and Instruction for Applied Behavior Analysis
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Jessica, M. Ed., BCBA
Regional Clinical Director
Jessica is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and has been with Behavioral Concepts for over three years. She has earned her Associates of Arts degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences and recently graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.
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Natalia, M.Ed., BCBA
Case Supervisor
Natalia began her adult-life journey once she graduated California State University Long Beach with her Bachelor’s in Psychology in the year 2015.
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Yadicza, M.Ed.
Parent Consultant
Yadicza is passionate about serving others and making her mark on our future generations. She believes that effective therapy not only improves the lives of children, but also of their families, neighbors, and their community.
Christopher, M. Psych.
Behavior Therapist and Parent Consultant
Christopher graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Social Behavior in 2018. In his undergraduate career, Christopher was part of a lab studying parent child relations with children with autism.
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Bernardo Medeiros
Assistant Business Director/Senior Behavior Therapist
Bernardo is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and Senior Behavior Therapist for Behavioral Concepts. Bernardo has been with Behavioral Concepts for four years with many more to come.
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Richard E. Laitinen, BCBA, PhD
Clinical and Curriculum Consultant
Dr. Richard Laitinen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, with a doctoral degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara, and post doctoral studies from the University of Washington, in Seattle.
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